Run for Pompey 2023

Since the event’s inception in 2014, Bahamian Olympian Pauline Davis has served as our patron.

With a decorated athletic career dating back to the early 1980s, Pauline is best known for her gold winning performances at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 for the 4X100 Relay, making her one of the country’s celebrated “Golden Girls”. She also won the gold in Sidney for the 200M. Prior to that, in 1996, she also won the silver medal in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Pauline has competed in five Olympic Games. In total, she has competed in five Olympic Games.

Pauline’s success has long transcended the track. She was selected to the IAAF Council in 2007, becoming the first woman of colour to receive such an honour.  In 2019, the Bahamian “Golden Girl” was awarded the rare title of Honorary Lifetime Member of World Athletics.

In 2023, in collaboration with T.R. Todd, Pauline published a memoir with US publisher Rowman & Littlefield. “Running Sideways: The Olympic Champion Who Made Track and Field History” is a book about determination, faith, focus and an incredible will to succeed.








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